Many domestic and exotic pets have been known to bite, scratch and attack people causing serious injuries(Injury) results from the acute exposure to physical agents such as mechanical energy, heat, electricity, chemicals and ionizing radiation in amounts or at rates above the threshold for human tolerancemaine.gov/dhhs/bohdcfh/inj/glossary.html and diseases. For domesticated pets, many states have employed a one bite per dog rule, which puts owners on notice once a dog has bitten someone. Takes appropriate action if it's to bite again. This rule is designed to make dog owners remedy dogs who have a tendency to bite. Protect others from being bitten.
Some homeowners’. Insurance packages will cover dog bites and injuries, although only to a certain limit. Lack of such insurance will mean that you'll need to cover the victim’s medical bills, lost wages. Other costs. If you're unable to do so, the victim might bring suit against you. This could end up costing you much more, depending on the severity of the injuries. A number of other factors.
Categories: Dangerous vs Domesticated
The following list provides animals which have generally been listed as dangerous and depending on the state in which you live, it might be illegal to own the animal as a pet.
Generally, strict liability laws state that the owner is responsible for any damages and bills regardless of negligence. The following animals are considered domesticated in almost all states. Only in a few locales are the owners strictly liable.
Although there are training procedures most owners follow, it's hard to predict how an animal will react to a given situation. Homeowners’. Insurance claims have estimated over $300 million in dog bite costs. Over 4.5 million injuries a year with a good percentage of them being children.
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